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National Railway Museum

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National Railway Museum

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Christine S wrote a review 5 Apr
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely loved this place A great place to see the steam trains and the platforms as they use to be
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Date of experience: September 2020
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DrinkAllTheBeer wrote a review Mar 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom165 contributions57 helpful votes
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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed visiting the museum. I expected it to be fairly interesting, and take up an hour or so, but there's so much there, almost all of which is so interesting, that we stayed for almost 3 hours. The museum does an excellent job of telling stories about the individual trains they have as exhibits, and so goes far beyond being just a railway museum. It's an excellent place to visit; interesting, informative, and there's plenty there for anyone with little or no interest in trains.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Laura wrote a review Feb 2021
York, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
I love this place. I have been visiting since a child. I am not particularly interested in trains, but this museum is genuinely fantastic ! For me, the Warehouse is of particular interest- it holds some 'hidden gems', and I always find something new and fascinating every time I visit. It is also brilliant as you can just wander around, there is no pressure to go a certain way etc. It is such a relaxed atmosphere which I think definitely adds to it. Another amazing piece of the museum are the extremely old railway carriages, which are beautiful.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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PARIS522 wrote a review Jan 2021
Eastbourne, United Kingdom1,882 contributions399 helpful votes
You don't have to be a train enthusiast to enjoy this place! With limited admissions due to Covid there was plenty of space to explore safely. The museum itself is fantastic, beautiful engines in immaculate condition, helpful information boards and wheelchair accessible.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Chris W wrote a review Jan 2021
Manchester213 contributions47 helpful votes
A great museum. There's usually plenty to see. Unfortunately when i went some areas were closed so check in advance what is going to be open.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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